Part-Time Manager, Continuing Education
Commitment to Mission
This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.
- One LSC
- Student Focused
- Own It
- Advance Equity
- Cultivate Community
- Choose Learning
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.
Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .
Campus Marketing Statement
Lone Star College-University Park
Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.
LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.
Founded in 2010, LSC-University Park is located on a 71-acre campus that includes the comprehensive Lone Star College campus along with Lone Star Corporate College, the LSC-Energy & Manufacturing Center, multiple university partners, a charter high school, several commercial tenants and much more creating the college of the future. LSC-UP’s vision is to be nationally recognized as the model for the innovative college of the 21st century. LSC-UP’s “Invitation to Innovate” (i2i) has resulted in local, national and international awards and recognitions, including one patent.
Campus address is 20515 SH 249 (TX 249 and Louetta Road), Houston, TX 77070.
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
The position manages the daily operations of the Academy for Lifelong Learning – to enhance the academic, social, physical, and spiritual aspects of those age 50 and above, and to manage the Discovery College summer camps for those ages 7 to 14.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Resolve crises of the day, such as classroom issue or (no-show) unable to attend class due to inclement weather or family emergency
- Send rosters of each week’s classes to the chair of the Curriculum Committee to facilitate reminders to students and instructors
- Create weekly newsletter emailed to every ALL member with a list of the week’s classes, interesting events occurring on campus, find events in the community that may be of interest to ALL members, maintain email list weekly of all members, contact those with incorrect emails and revise in iStar, support registration of ALL members during busy times using iStar
- Identify classes with low membership and advertise availability of room in weekly email to ALL members, create a standby list for full classes and attempt to resolve by moving to larger room or opening a second session
- Field questions via email and telephone regarding classes, follow up on recommendations to improve the ALL program
- Call museums, state and local agencies and organizations to identify potential instructors for classes
- Attend monthly CE meetings, attend organizational climate training and do online annual training
- Manage a dozen instructors and another dozen camp aides or other staff over the summer camp period. Hire, process new staff, including discovery college manager, instructors, assistants and aides for the period. Oversee that all required staff has necessary badges for room access and ID for computer access. Identify camp class topics for the summer. Develop and track budgets to make money in the face of increased salary and supply costs with tuition fixed at 2001 levels. Develop rules to ensure the safety of children. Resolve daily issues. Ensure availability of classrooms and cleanliness of rooms at the end of each day. Assist camp managers in assuring a safe camp experience for an estimated 100(+) youth campers scattered on campus most often in 4 different buildings.
- Solicit interviews with local newspapers for articles on Discovery College and Academy for Lifelong Learning, manage teams of employees and volunteers for spring events and senior fairs promoting both programs, give presentations at community groups, including churches and service organizations
- Oversee twice-yearly open house with attendance of over 250 ALL members and most of the 60 volunteer instructors within budget. Ensure room availability in advance and that staff are notified in prior to assist in registering members
- Solicit and provide support and communications for 60 volunteer instructors each semester. Provide directions to campus, instructions on setting up computer and projector. Resolve problems with computers or request assistance from office of technical support. Attend Saturday classes to ensure room availability and working equipment. Conduct or lead classes when instructor is unavailable.
- Manage budget for the Academy for Lifelong Learning Foundation, make purchases to facilitate the maintenance and growth of ALL, prepare and submit monthly p-card reports for credit card use
- Develop and maintain an environment in a new area of the TUC to facilitate social needs of the ALL members
- Enter registration daily for those who did not sign up for the ALL classes that they attend, this is necessary to keeping correct attendance numbers using iStar
- Manage the ALL Advisory Committee volunteers that provide guidance to improve and oversee functioning of the ALL Program. Attend monthly meetings
- Provide guidance to approximately 15 volunteers who are tasked with coordinating with instructors by subject area. Facilitate their input for the creation of spring and fall semester catalog. Provide guidance to facilitate instructors remembering their schedule. Provide ideas for new classes and instructors. Provide input for the building of an average of 160 classes per semester. Meet with other curriculum committee members from other campuses. Edit, proof and revise spring and fall catalogs. Attend monthly meetings.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to solve problems and prioritize own work
- Ability to work with a minimum of supervision and maintain confidential information
- Excellent interpersonal and supervisory
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Knowledge of and ability to use PC and common office software
The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:
- Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
- Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
- Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards
- Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Hourly Pay Rate is $22.94.
Benefits Marketing Statement
By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment, excellent work/life balance, tuition waiver, participation in a tax deferred retirement plan and more.
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